Composer
ANDERSON,K
Title
Rondo di Cairoli
Instrumentation
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 alto flutes (or flute 3 and 1 alto) , bass flute, contrabass flute
Publisher
Forton Music
Grade
3-3+
Product Code
10F3800FM266
Keiron Anderson parts and score flute choir: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 alto flutes, bass flute, contrabass flute (or piccolo, 3 flutes, alto flute, bass flutes, contrabass flute)

Inspired by famous clown Charlie Cairoli, this piece brings all the fun of the fair to the flute choir! With it's quirky 5/8 rhythm, the unique sound of the flute choir matches perfectly the strains of the fairground organ, while the bustling figures conjure up the excitement of the crowd. Miniature fanfares herald the various acts, and bring the piece to a rousing finish! This is a complex piece for the more able ensemble. Starting in B flat major and modulating to A flat major adds fingering difficulties, while the time signature is mainly 5/8 time but frequently changes through both 4/4 and 6/8 time making the counting quite a challenge. Well worth the effort!